The Slacker as Detective

Lately I’ve been reading Murder on the Orient Express. Partially because I want to but also partially because my worst manager caught me bringing a book into the store. And so, for now, I’ve decided to rely on the only book in the store that I want to read. Now that I’ve had this situation…

Be Your Own “Team Player”

Cooperation is a wonderful thing when it goes well. Coordinated efforts towards a common good can make the hardest of tasks seem so much easier. Whether it’s in your personal life, while a disaster could be happening, or for something as simple as just managing a party, coordination is an essential part of our existence.…

Work is the Mind-Killer

There’s a concept in the Less Wrong community when it comes to issues of bias and politics and it relates to how politics numbs or even erodes our sense of sanity when trying to discuss things “reasonably” (whatever that means). And although I sympathize with what LW type folks are saying and am clearly using…

What’s the “Ideal Game”?

When games are created or participated in, especially if children are involved,  we often launch criticisms at the designs of these so-called “games”. Children in particular may change the rules but when they do we don’t say they’re cheating (unless they’re obviously changing the rules to their benefit) and they may do so at the…